enhances search still uses xf_search_index table?


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I have installed ElasticSearch accordinging to http://xenforo.com/community/threads/how-to-basic-elasticsearch-installation-debian-ubuntu.26163/

I can telnet to localhost:9200 and 'netstat -l' show it running and listening.

According to http://xenforo.com/community/threads/the-xf_search_index-table-can-be-truncated-if-using-xfes.26182/ then I shouldn't need the xf_search_index table.

After performing a vBulletin 3.8 import, I am now completing a search cache index. Whilst this is occurring, I am watching the number of records within the xf_search_index table increase greatly.

Why is this so?


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This bit:
Several new options are created in Options > Search Options to control the elasticsearch server details. The option Enable Elasticsearch must be selected before data will be stored in or retrieved from elasticsearch.